9th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala


Photos from the 9th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala is now available.

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­­CCCR Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

The Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) at the University of South Carolina is leading the development of innovative and groundbreaking research in colorectal cancer. One of the primary goals of the CCCR is to foster the progression of young scientists, and we are seeking undergraduate students to participate in research internships in a cancer-related field (e.g., biological sciences, pharmacy, public health). During the summer of 2015, a CCCR Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program will be inaugurated.

Program details:

  • 10 week program: May 24, 2015 - July 31, 2015
  • $4,000 stipend, on-campus housing, and up to $1,000 travel expenses
  • Summer research symposium (July 31st)
  • Professional development workshops and research seminars


  • Rising juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Any major related to biomedical or public health research
  • Underrepresented minority: African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

To apply, please submit the following by March 6th:

  • a personal statement describing your interest in cancer research (no longer than one page)
  • a current transcript (Official transcript should be mailled)
  • two letters of support from science professors
  • preferences for up to 3 potential faculty mentors (see our list here.)

Application deadline:  March 6, 2015


Apply now!


Official transcript should be mailed to the following address: 

Dr. Douglas Pittman
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina
Coker Life Sciences Building
715 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208


For Letters of Recommendation:

Please have recommendations emailed as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to the address above.


For questions or more information, please contact Doug Pittman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The student choreography showcase, AFFIRMATION, was a huge success last evening. A HUGE thank you to Cindy Flach and to all of the choreographers and dancers who made this evening special. Also, thank you to Susan Anderson and Dr. Frank Berger for coming together to make this unique and powerful performance possible.


  Photo by Frolic Photography by Maryanne Way from "Woven," Jan. 17 at Harbison Theatre.
 Photo by Maryanne Way

Dustin Praylow has always wanted to be a pediatrician. The junior biology major is on track to make that happen, but not before he explores his other passion — dance.

The South Carolina native says he has been dancing most of his life, but he started training in high school. He plans to pursue a career in dance before going to medical school. Praylow is already on the way. 

During his free time, he choreographs dances for groups in the Pee Dee region near his home.